Dark, dangerous and supremely sexy, Our Paradise casts a thrilling glance at the lives of two rentboys in the heart of Paris.


Gaël Morel


Gaël Morel





Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Rideau Stéphane Rideau ... Vassili
Dimitri Durdaine Dimitri Durdaine ... Angelo
Béatrice Dalle ... Anna
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Victor
Raymonde Bronstein Raymonde Bronstein ... La mère d'Anna
Malik Issolah Malik Issolah ... Kamel
Mathis Morisset Mathis Morisset ... Le petit Vassili
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Le premier client
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... L'homme Gerland
Jean-Marc Léon Jean-Marc Léon ... Prostitué lampadaire
Jacques Grant Jacques Grant ... Client récalcitrant
Djamel Mehnane Djamel Mehnane ... Vendeur vêtements 1
Jeremy Nebor Jeremy Nebor ... Vendeur vêtements 2
Roland Copé Roland Copé ... Docteur
Rabah Zahi Rabah Zahi ... Saïd


Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple in prostitution and steal from their clients. And yet, menaces of retaliation leave the couple with no choice but to escape from Paris. The runaway begins... Written by Websurfer

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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Lopsided plot, brave and strong performances
7 May 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Even in a relatively free country, approaching prostitution and hedonism within sexual minorities is a challenge, how to remain below porn and above hypocrisy. To a large extent, Notre paradis has managed it under depiction, but at the expense of smooth and well-grounded plot. The viewers get no explanations to several moments happened in the past, and the inclusion of Anna's family splits the script in two in an awkward manner, paving the way for trivial, yet expected ending. The performances, however, are memorable and vigorous, creating a kind of uneasiness and letting you ponder on and over "indecent" matters...

One thing is clear: one must be an open-minded person to watch this film. The visual can be pretty, but the background and apprehensions never are.

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Release Date:

28 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Nosso Paraíso See more »


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EUR600,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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